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Marbury v. Madison, Professor v. Protégé

Marbury v. Madison, Professor v. Protégé

October 19, 2017

Laurence H. Tribe ’66 and Kathleen Sullivan ’81 have teamed up on many cases since she was a student in his constitutional law class; now, for the first time, they will face off as adversaries in a reargument of the landmark case Marbury v. Madison, part of the Harvard Law School bicentennial celebration on Oct. […]

Students help advance forensic science reform in Massachusetts

October 17, 2017
Students help advance forensic science reform in Massachusetts

Over a year ago, a group of students in Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Policy Program (CJPP) began working to propel forensic science reform in Massachusetts. On Oct. 2, the students' work culminated in a Wrongful Conviction Day event at the Massachusetts State House.

Sitkoff leads drafting of directed trust law

October 17, 2017
Sitkoff leads drafting of directed trust law

Robert H. Sitkoff, the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, chaired the drafting committee that finalized the Uniform Directed Trust Act (UDTA), which the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) approved July 19, 2017.

Law Review launches new online platform

October 17, 2017
Law Review launches new online platform

The Harvard Law Review has announced the launch of the Harvard Law Review Blog, a new platform created to encourage timely discussion of current legal issues, and to connect readers to today’s leading legal scholars and practitioners, providing regular expert analysis of recent legislation, the latest legal theories, and pending cases across the country.

Trusting your freedom to a machine (or not)

October 13, 2017
Trusting your freedom to a machine (or not)

Experts gathered at Harvard Law School on Oct. 10 to examine the potential for bias as our decision-making intelligence becomes ever more artificial at an event titled “Programing the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice,” held at Wasserstein Hall as part of HUBweek, an annual citywide celebration of art, science, and technology.